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Sounds of Silents: METROPOLIS w/ Alloy Orchestra

  • Rialto Center for the Arts 80 Forsyth St NW Atlanta, GA 30303 (map)

A work of visionary genius, Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS remains—90 years after its debut— one of the most remarkable films of all time. Using groundbreaking special effects, Metropolis imagines a bleak future in which the working class is enslaved not only by a powerful ruling class but by technology itself. Experience this pioneering piece of cinematic history as it was meant to be seen. 

Performing from Lincoln Center to the Louvre, Alloy Orchestra, a three-man musical ensemble, utilizes an unexpected assemblage of objects to create musical accompaniment to classic silent films. With a combination of “found” percussion (some call it “a rack of junk”!) and state-of-the-art electronics, Alloy Orchestra can conjure up a Weimar-era German band or make the audience imagine it’s being swept up in a populist uprising in Czarist Russia. Don’t miss this opportunity to “hear” silent film as you never have before!

Purchase single tickets online or in the Rialto Center’s Box Office. Rialto Series Subscriptions for 2016-2017 year are available at the Rialto Center’s Box Office now. 

Free Validated Parking at the 100 Peachtree Parking (formally known as the Equitable Parking Deck). Check the Box Office or Rialto Center’s website for details. 

Free Pre-Show Events: join us an hour before the Series shows to learn more about the performances.